Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Heh heh, Hello?

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE! Though the Design of the Elastic Mind Show was last year, there were so many products on display that its easy to find stuff as new. The Nokia Morph concept device bridges between highly advanced technologies and their potential benefits to end-users. This device concept showcases what is being explored by Nokia Research Center (NRC) in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre (United Kingdom). Nanoscale technologies will potentially create a world of radically different devices that open up an entirely new spectrum of possibilities. No longer just something to loose in your purse or your pocket. The phone is part of your daily appearance.

Integrated electronics in the Morph concept could cost less and include more functionality in a smaller space via its design at a nano scale. Nanotechnology has made it possible for materials like this, materials that are flexible, stretchable, transparent and remarkably strong all at once. All this is at the protein and fiber level of composition. The fibril proteins are woven into a three dimensional mesh that reinforces thin elastic structures much like the fibers in spider silk. The embedded elasticity enables the device to literally change shapes and configure itself to adapt to the task at hand. Also on a material scale, the utilization of biodegradable materials is planned in the production.. The "Nanograss" mentioned in the video is a brilliant idea that should be applied to other surfaces as well. I would even say automobiles! The nanograss harvests solar power. This miracle/future phone also will be laced with senors that have incite to bio-chemical awareness and consciousness to determine pollution or a fruit's ripeness. This could potentially count your own intake of calories and the calories you use while its on your body. Amazing. When can this be under my chirstmas tree?

1 comment:

Coffee Maker said...

i have to wonder about any self-charging phone like the Morph, seem like it might be more prone to cause brain cancer, etc.